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VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat UCITS ETF

Index Description

The Morningstar® Global Wide Moat Focus IndexSM tracks the overall performance of attractively priced global companies with sustainable competitive advantages according to Morningstar’s equity research team. The rules-based index is reviewed quarterly. Please consult http://indexes.morningstar.com for detailed index information.

Index Key Points

Underlying Index
Morningstar®Global Wide Moat Focus IndexSM

Index composition:
The Index contains at least 50 companies globally with sustainable competitive advantages trading at attractive valuations according to Morningstar.

Companies eligible for inclusion in the Index:

  • Derived from Morningstar® Global Markets IndexSM (Parent Index)
  • Assigned an Economic Moat rating of wide by Morningstar’s equity research team
  • Assigned a fair value estimate by Morningstar's equity research team

Methodology highlights:

  • Momentum screen: securities in the bottom 20% as ranked by 12-month price change at the time of review are excluded
  • Staggered reconstitution:
    Index is divided into two equally-weighted sub-portfolios, and each is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually on alternating quarters.
    Each sub-portfolio will contain 50 equally-weighted securities at its semi-annual reconstitution and weights will vary with market prices until the next reconstitution date.
    Each sub-portfolio is reweighted to 50% of the total index every six months.
  • Buffer rule:                  
    At each quarterly review, current index constituents ranked within the top 200% of the eligible universe based on current market price/fair value ratio are given preference for inclusion.
    From among the remaining eligible securities, those with the lowest current market price/fair value ratios are included in the index.
  • Sector cap: The greater of 40% or corresponding weight in Parent Index + 10%

Index Provider
Morningstar Inc.

Index Information

  • Index Provider

    Morningstar
  • Index Type

    Total Return
  • Currency

    USD
  • Inception Date

    23 Apr 2018
  • Reconstitution Frequency

    Semi-Annually, Staggered quarterly
  • Bloomberg Ticker

    MSGWMFNU
  • Reuters Ticker

    --

Index Currency Exposure (%)
as of 30 Sep 2020

  • USD

    69.53
  • GBP

    6.71
  • JPY

    6.31
  • EUR

    4.61
  • CHF

    3.77
  • CAD

    3.75
  • HKD

    3.35
  • AUD

    1.01
  • DKK

    0.96

Index Top 10 Constituents (%) as of 30 Sep 2020

Total Constituents: 66
Constituent Name
Ticker
Weightings (%)
Salesforce.Com Inc
CRM US
2.26
Nabtesco Corp
6268 JP
2.25
Compass Minerals Internation
CMP US
2.24
Servicenow Inc
NOW US
2.20
Berkshire Hathaway Inc-Cl B
BRK/B US
2.11
Tencent Holdings Ltd
700 HK
2.11
Pfizer Inc
PFE US
2.08
Baidu Inc - Spon Adr
BIDU US
2.06
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
BMY US
2.05
Biogen Idec Inc
BIIB US
2.05
Top 10 Total (%) 21.41
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

Index Country Weightings (%) as of 30 Sep 2020

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    67.5
  • United Kingdom

    6.7
  • Japan

    6.3
  • China

    5.4
  • Switzerland

    3.8
  • Canada

    3.7
  • Germany

    2.7
  • France

    1.9
  • Australia

    1.0
  • Denmark

    1.0

Index Sector Weightings (%) as of 30 Sep 2020

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Health Care

    25.3
  • Information Technology

    17.3
  • Consumer Staples

    13.6
  • Industrials

    13.1
  • Communication Services

    9.1
  • Consumer Discretionary

    7.6
  • Financials

    7.0
  • Materials

    4.3
  • Energy

    1.8
  • Utilities

    0.9

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